Establishing Cruise-Engine Cycle Payoffs for a Supersonic VSTOL Aircraft

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J. D. Cyrus

Naval Air Development Center, Warminster, Pa.

P. F. Piscopo, R. T. Lazarick

Naval Air Propulsion Center, Trenton, N.J.

J. Eng. Power 104(2), 314-319 (Apr 01, 1982) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3227281 History: Received December 11, 1980; Online September 28, 2009


Engine-aircraft mission studies have been conducted by the Navy to establish changes in the weight and performance of supersonic VSTOL aircraft resulting from changes in the main cruise engine configuration, cycle characteristics, and complexity. The effects of engine component efficiency variations were quantified by a sensitivity analysis which identified performance changes on four different missions for a single engine aircraft. Studies of a twin engine aircraft with four different propulsion system configurations established the impact of changes in various cycle parameters on aircraft takeoff gross weight for the same three missions and identified thermodynamic and physical constraints for the cycles.

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